There are rumors that Qualcomm may switch the naming scheme for its mobile chipsets and title the next one Snapdragon 8150
(or leave it as 855
) instead of 850, as there is already a Snapdragon 850 meant for devices running Windows
. In fact, a development board with a "Snapdragon 8150" processor is already making the testing rounds, and it just topped another benchmark database
There, the upcoming next-gen 8-series Snapdragon sits atop the Android pile, followed by the yet-to-be-unveiled Helio P80
processor, the Snapdragon 845 in OnePlus 6
, and the 7nm Kirin 980 as found on the Mate 20 Pro
. Given that Samsung's Exynos 9820
is built on the transitional 8nm process, not Samsung's own superior 7nm lithography
, there is every chance that Snapdragon 855 will be the best Android chipset to have in your phone next year.
Previously, the 8150 platform also shot to Android prominence on AnTuTu with the record 362292 points, and the same goes for Geekbench. We can expect a large, medium and small kind of processor architecture in a "1+3+4" arrangement at 2.84GHz, 2.4GHz and 1.78GHz maximum clock speeds, respectively. AnTuTu added that the next-gen Adreno 640 GPU performed about 20% better than the 630 that is in Snapdragon 845, so a nice boost in graphics can also be expected from Qualcomm's upcoming 7nm mobile chipset.
Given that Snapdragon 855/8150 will likely end up in the Galaxy S10
models on this side of the pond, we are glad that the US models may end up having the best mobile SoC on Android, for a change.